The One Who Knows You

Last Monday, the Lord impressed upon my heart that I should fast (not from food) but from dramas. At first, I thought it was going to be so challenging after being hooked to various TV series (or some would call telenovelas). Back then, I didn’t know why He had led me to fasting from dramas but now I do. I found that the TV series had become a way of escapism from dramas in the real life. Sometimes it gives me the happily ever after that I desire. If you enjoy watching dramas, did you notice that it ends when the protagonist achieves his/her goals (whether it’s getting the revenge sought, getting married, seeing justice done)? Or in some series, the ending might not be what you desire but there is an end to it. It’s not a constant run in the rat race, or the race of life.

In my time away from dramas and drawing near to God by prayer and reading His Word, I was reminded that He is everywhere. Sometimes when work stresses me out, I can run to Him and hide because He knows me.

Can anyone hide from me in a secret place?
    Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?”
    says the Lord. -Jeremiah 23:24 (NLT)

Are you tired of constantly running? Perhaps you’re not in the rat race but someone else is, which indirectly causes additional pressure in your life? If so, remember to draw near to Jesus.

Bible Verse

29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Matthew 11:29-30 (NLT)

Far and Away

Some call it “forest bathing”, I just call it getting away from it all. I was amazed by the beautiful view so much that I totally forgot that there is no signal. It was only until that moment when I wanted to upload a photo that I realized that I couldn’t. But that’s good. Sometimes you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life to reflect.

When I was up in the hill, I wondered how it was like when Adam and Eve walked the garden with the presence of God. I have to admit that workload does at times take me away from spending time with God.

As I walked along The Habitat, I’m reminded of how good God is and I wondered how it was like, on the first day of creation. If what I saw was already beautiful, it must’ve been spectacular in the very beginning. While I remind myself to be a good steward, I also want to be careful never to elevate creation above the Creator. If you don’t believe in Genesis and the The Creation, you can tune out from this page now. But thanks for dropping in.

Bible Verse

 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth

Genesis 1:1 (NLT)